Dr Caven graduated summa cum laude from University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Plan II Honors Program. He completed his Medical Education at U.T. Medical School at San Antonio, where he was an A.O.A. graduate. Postgraduate training followed at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft.Worth, Texas (affiliated with UT Southwestern), and he also served as the Chief Resident. In 1983 he began a private practice in Family Medicine in Austin, and in 1989 he joined Austin Diagnostic Clinic where he served on the Board of Directors. Dr Caven was a founding member of Travis Physician Associates in 1994, helping develop it into a large primary care group which merged with a Seton based primary care group to form Seton Health Partners in 1998.
Since 2001 Dr. Caven has been VP Medical Affairs and Medical Director at Brackenridge Hospital, a member of the Seton Family of Hospitals. He also serves as the chairman of the Seton Clinical Research Steering Committee, and in this capacity supports clinical research activities throughout the Seton Network. Additionally he chairs the board of the Seton Medical Group, a 501a corporation, and is the physician member of the Seton Network Risk Assessment Committee, performing risk assessment and medicolegal analysis.
In 2013 he became a charter member and President of Advanced Lifecycle Management, a consulting organization providing chief medical officer contract services to biomedical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare companies.
Outside activities include the External Advisory Committee of the University of Texas School of Biomedical Engineering, Advisory Committee of UT Pharmacy School, and a member of the scientific advisory committee of Alafair Biosciences.